These 2 tech founders lost their friends in tragic accidents. Now they’ve built AI chatbots to give people life after death

Samantha Lee/Business Insider Netflix drama “Black Mirror” once imagined a world in which tech could be used to recreate the dead. Now, people are working to make that a reality. Tech firm Eternime is beta testing an app that will allow users to create a digital “avatar” of themselves after they die. Eternime is not […]

‘They’ve got to win a comp’: Pressure mounts on Cleary after Panthers’ $10mil move

IVAN Cleary’s mega deal at Penrith alongside halfback son Nathan comes with a “bus load” of pressure to deliver a premiership, according to Panthers legend Mark Geyer. Cleary will get to work immediately on finishing what he claimed was “unfinished business” at the Panthers, after he was signed to return on a five-year deal to […]

‘They’ve got some explaining to do’: The case of a missing Washington Post columnist raises more questions after reports suggests he was murdered by Saudi agents

Chris McGrath/Getty Images The case surrounding Jamal Khashoggi, the missing Washington Post columnist who disappeared after entering a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, raised more concerns after mounting evidence suggested he was murdered. Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist, published write-ups that were critical of the Saudi government. He had been living in the US state of Virginia. […]

‘They’ve got some explaining to do’: The case of a missing Washington Post columnist raises more questions after reports suggests he was murdered by Saudi agents

Chris McGrath/Getty Images The case surrounding Jamal Khashoggi, the missing Washington Post columnist who disappeared after entering a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, raised more concerns after mounting evidence suggested he was murdered. Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist, published write-ups that were critical of the Saudi government. He had been living in the US state of Virginia. […]

MIT CSAIL uses AI to teach robots to manipulate objects they’ve never seen before

In few fields has artificial intelligence’s (AI) impact been more transformative than robotics. San Francisco-based startup OpenAI developed a model that directs mechanical hands in manipulating objects with state-of-the-art precision, and Softbank Robotics recently tapped sentiment analysis firm Affectiva to imbue its Pepper robot with emoti…Read More

Americans are showing the least amount of ‘extreme pride’ in the US they’ve shown in nearly 20 years

REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk The percentage of people in the US who describe themselves as “extremely proud” to be American has hit a record low of 47%, according to recent Gallup polling. The decrease in extreme pride is most pronounced among Democrats, of whom only 32% feel extreme pride in being American. Extreme pride among Republicans, however, […]

More than 10,000 people have mailed poop samples into this lab for a health study — here’s what they’ve learned

Scientists have collected poop samples from over over 10,000 participants in the world’s largest crowdsourced citizen science project.  The ongoing study is researching how the microbes in our gut cause disease.  Microbes are responsible for breaking down the fiber in our diet and producing critical nutrients. Illnesses such as obesity, depression, liver disease, heart disease, […]

These solar panels can pull clean drinking water out of the air — and they’ve spread to 10 countries around the world

Zero Mass Water  Zero Mass Water makes solar panel arrays that pull clean drinking water from the air. The $ 4,500 arrays launched in the United States in late 2017. Now they’re expanding to Australia thanks to a $ 420,000 grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. Zero Mass arrays could come in handy in […]